A man has been detained by armed officers, and a firearm recovered after Merseyside Police were called to The Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
Officers descended on an area outside the hospital at 22:20 GMT on Wednesday due to concerns for the safety of a man.
Merseyside Police said a man in his 60s had been detained on Thursday morning following a 12-hour standoff and was being medically assessed.
The hospital remained fully operational during the incident.
A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said:
‘We can confirm that a man has been detained and a firearm recovered following an incident outside the Royal Liverpool University Hospital today, Thursday 4 November.
‘At around 10.20 am, a man in his 60s was detained at the front of the location. He is being medically assessed.
‘Road closures will remain in place for a short time, and please follow @LivHospitals for further updates for visitors, patients and staff.
‘Thank you for your patience and understanding’.
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